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Decluttering Your Garage In Preparation For The Holidays

Posted by Junk King on Dec 7, 2017 8:17:41 PM

If you're like most folks, you already have too much stuff and too little storage space. And, like many others, you'll probably have more stuff after the holidays. So what will you do?

For many people, the garage is simply extra storage space. And, if you are like most people in America with a garage,k you probably don't use it to park your car. In fact, it's been estimated that less than 20 percent of homeowners and renters in the United States use their garages for parking cars.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, storage containers, self-storage, declutter, storage, garage storage

Yes, You Can Work On Your Yard Clean Up In The Winter!

Posted by Junk King on Nov 28, 2017 6:04:00 AM

Most of us think of spring or summer when it comes to pruning. But winter is a great time for pruning many of the plants in your yard.

[Because some topics are both popular and unchanging, we've revised and re-published this December 2016 post]

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, winterizing, landscaping debris

10 Household Items For Recycling [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Nov 24, 2017 3:12:14 PM

When we think of recycling we usually think paper, soda cans and plastic water bottles. But there are actually a number of other household items that can be effectively recycled.

Household recycling can not only take different forms, but it can include a wide variety of common household trash items. In fact, with some creativity, planning, and a little effort almost anything you to simply toss out can actually be recycled, reused or repurposed. 

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

7 Compelling Reasons Why You Need a Residential Dumpster Rental

Posted by Junk King on Nov 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM

When we think of renting a dumpster, we don’t often consider it an everyday experience or even an ordinary one. However, the need to arrange for residential dumpster rental is much more routine than many people realize. How can this be? It’s simple: many people struggle with tasks that would be much easier if they just rented a dumpster to help them take care of the waste that those functions produce.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal

Recycling, Junk Removal, And Best Practices

Posted by Junk King on Nov 2, 2017 6:02:00 AM

Junk removal and recycling are not usually thought of as being the same thing. But with the right choices you can do both at the same time.

In America, we often talk about recycling and "being green." However, there is still a great deal of room for more improvement in the U.S. In fact, based on a joint study by Yale University and the EPA, the U.S. recycles less than 22% of its discarded materials.

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Topics: large trash pick up, Residential Junk Removal, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, appliance recycling

Junk Removal, Storage And Organization Tips

Posted by Junk King on Oct 26, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Every homeowner and business owner finds that they need to improve their storage organization. But that can be a challenging project without proper planning.

[This post has been updated and enlarged from an original post published in May 2016. ]

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, storage containers, organization tips, clear clutter, Business Junk Removal, self-storage, declutter

Residential Junk Removal And Identity Theft

Posted by Junk King on Oct 24, 2017 11:16:37 AM

We hear about identity theft all the time now and people try to take precautions. But did you know that your household belongings are a prime source for personal information?

You might think your household trash is protected, but the truth is that people can legally dig through your garbage. Now, with the recycling bins that are standard in most residential areas, all the paper trash, including old bills, statements and receipts, all end up in one place. And there is little you can do to prevent someone from rifling through your recycle bin.

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Topics: large trash pick up, Residential Junk Removal, Recycling, house cleanouts, shredding, disaster cleanup

Disaster Cleanup: It's Hazardous Waste So Leave It To The Experts

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2017 6:01:00 AM

The week of October 8, 2017 saw the unprecedented destruction of almost 7,000 structures, mostly homes. The massive cleanup will take months and mostly by experts.

The temptation for many homeowners who lost their houses will be to go in and begin cleaning up and re-building. But this is not a job they will be allowed to do, unfortunately. Officials noted that both federal and state agencies are planning post-fire cleanup in the seven hardest hit Northern California counties.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, debris removal, epa

It's Not Too Early To Start Winterizing Your Home

Posted by Junk King on Oct 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

With fall weather starting it makes sense to get ready for winter. Along with junk hauling you should properly winterize your home.

Getting your home and property ready for the rigors of winter weather is one of the chores that many homeowners find challenging. In many parts of the country, this means preparing for rain and an occasional freeze. But other locales must prepare for some harsh weather including heavy snow and long freezes. 

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, house clean out services, winterizing, landscaping debris, lawn debris

When It's Time For Downsizing: Dealing With The Junk [Tips]

Posted by Junk King on Oct 12, 2017 6:03:00 AM

There are times in many people's lives when they need to downsize - or simply choose to. The challenge is often deciding what to keep, what to lose, and how to get rid of junk.

There is a recent movement in the United States towards shedding material things and reducing one’s “footprint” on a number of levels. For some this can mean simply getting rid of excess belongings. For others, it can mean more than just an effort to declutter your life.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk removal, downsizing, donations, declutter

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